Seabury Hall’s Gangnath is Gatorade runner of year

Seabury Hall's Chloe Gangnath ducked under a tree during her run to the cross state championship in October 2018. Gangnath was named the Gatorade Hawaii cross country runner of the year. Dennis Oda / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Seabury Hall’s Chloe Gangnath is the Gatorade Hawaii girls cross country runner of the year, the Gatorade Company announced recently.

The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character.

The 5-foot-7 senior won the state meet in the fall with a time of 19 minutes, 20.73 seconds, a meet record and 47.46 seconds ahead of the next closest competitor. The Spartans finished in sixth place as a team.

In addition, Gangnath went undefeated in the MIL and was Hawaii’s top finisher at the Foot Locker West Regional championships and the Nike Nationals Northwest Regional championships.

Gangnath has volunteered with the Maui Humane Society and as a peer tutor.

“Chloe was quite impressive this season and really made some great gains in her ability from last year,” Le Jardin coach Jenny Helman said in a press release. “She is a great and accomplished athlete.”

Gangnath has maintained a weighted 3.39 grade-point average, according to a Gatorade news release.

Recent Gatorade Hawaii girls cross country runners of the year:

>> 2018: Chloe Gangnath, Seabury Hall
>> 2017: Veronica Winham, Seabury Hall
>> 2016: Veronica Winham, Seabury Hall
>> 2015: Amanda Beaman, ‘Iolani
>> 2014: Lisa Tashiro, Kaiser
>> 2013: Dakota Grossman, Seabury Hall

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